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|Type||Public KK (TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings)|
|Founded||March 31, 2005|
|Headquarters||Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Makoto Kigawa, Chairman
Masaki Yamauchi, President
|Revenue||JP¥ 1,225,974 million (FY 2007)|
|Net income||JP¥ 35,353 million (FY 2007)|
Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (ヤマト運輸株式会社 Yamato Un'yu Kabushiki Kaisha, TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings) is one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies with market share of 41%, competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is located in Ginza, Tokyo.
The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black mother cat carrying her kitten in her mouth, symbolizing the company's promise that they take care of items entrusted to them as though the items were their own family. The logo is as familiar in Japan as the Coca-Cola logo is in the United States. The logo was originally used by American company Allied Van Lines. In 1957 Yamato obtained permission to use this logo.
A Yamato Suzuki Carry delivery truck
- "Yamato Transport Co. Ltd." International Directory of Company Histories. 1992. Encyclopedia.com. 8 Oct. 2010 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.
- "Yamato Transport U.S.A Topics". Retrieved 26 September 2011.
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